I am not a munimeter fan. They require us, the drivers, to walk to the end of the block in all type of weather then back to our cars to place apiece of paper on our dash. Is this a major problem compared to the benefits of a munimeter? Munimeters do increase parking spaces, are easier to maintain, allow us to pay with a credit card and remove all those unsightly meters – so why am I complaining?
The reason is simple. The reduced maintenance has not translated into reduced fees. On the other hand the fees continue to rise for parking where in Bayridge Brooklyn, we are now paying .25cent for 15 minutes. Lets not forget the premise of this article – the munimeter has become a target for graffiti.
These totem poles of graffiti now poison the neighborhood, attract additional thugs & vandals, cheapens the businesses they are placed in front of & lowers property values. Calling 311 gets you a noncommittal response. What are businesses to do? Yes we can attempt to remove the filth at our own expense and time Are we now in charge of their maintenance? Do we receive a discount for such maintenance?
Whilst munimeters are an excellent idea, we, The People, do not reap the benefits of the reduced maintenance and management, pay more for this “privilege” to park and now have to maintain them to keep our neighborhood vandal free. As business owners we work 24x7x365 to make our businesses successful, pay our employees, our taxes and hope to have a few dollars left to buy food for ourselves. Customers are attracted to a clean looking, upscale businesses to spend their hard earned money – and when i state customers, i mean the ones that actually spend money and we are happy to service – Now in this repressed economy we are again straddled with our governments attempts to “make our lives better” – note to government, leave us alone – thank you!
– a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
– a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action
Here it is!!!!!!
Governor of NY just announced he will spend $10 billion (translated $20 billion) of the supposed Obama care savings on medicare for infrastructure and to pay DOWN DEBT on hospitals – !
Its started already! they are spending the savings we did not even see yet!
I told you – ANY medicaid savings that was supposed to be part of obama care are already spent!
So we were TAXED again, massively, incredibly, to do the same thing, with the same people and waste more money.
30 million people forced to pay an exorbitant tax on healthcare for our “better good” yet the cost of the tax is not capped and will rise – its here, its now – a government just increased out taxes and already spent the idea of the savings.
Its too late – the cat is out of the bag! All that extra money has our politicians salivating – now watch – Obama care is great! we need it! you have to have it! That will be the mantra because they already got the supposed savings spent – IT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED.
We have allowed this, in truth, we deserve this – those of you who wanted “hope and change” you got it!
Nyc police department will “see” you now
New system will track peoples movements (for today only – criminals and terrorists) – but is not running a read light or not wearing a seat belt breaking the law?
the system will be able to facial recognize you and correlate this info with databases and find you – anywhere
I told you social media was dangerous – google, facebook etc.. keep everything!
Go ahead upload those images of you and family and friends –
We now cant speak out our religious beliefs or what we feel!
Chic Filet – they are trying to ban them from doing business!!!!!!!
For stating their beliefs
We are tossing this “racism” word far to often that it lost meaning
What it means now is – you cant SAY or BELIEVE ANYTHING that MAY offend ANYBODY or you are a racist!I don’t care if you are gay, I don’t care what you do in the bedroom or how yo live your life – don’t tell me what you like or who you love – i am not interested – all i am interested is that you arrive to work on time, do the best job you can and represent my company to the best of your ability and within the guidelines I want.
What I do care about is that you EXPECT and DEMAND me to accept YOUR beliefs. You demand and expect me to accept your lifestyle even if it goes against my religion. You demand and expect me to change my beliefs for you. You demand and expect to change my tradition, laws and religious beliefs for you. You flaunt, you rant, you holler discrimination!
I DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT YOU – I DON’T ASK AND YOU DON’T TELL!
How dare our spineless politicians DISCRIMINATE against a business for their religious beliefs
Realty check – why are we not shutting down every Arabic store and hooka bar for their beliefs in killing the infidel – US!
Remember a few day sago when we had shootings in NY? The “outrage” of the black community! Yea ok – what happened? are they patrolling the streets like they said? is the police hotline ringing off the hook with tips on the criminals an who they are? NO!
The black community wants 50 million of our money to provide after school programs for their kids!
not a peep on how they have no family unity
not a peep on how they have no desire to call the cops on the thugs
Not a peep on how they cannot police themselves
Amazing – we weakened stop and frisk – BAM!!! increase in problems
But of course its not a good plan
They just want more of OUR MONEY to fill their pockets and toss away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems years ago he signed into law that companies MUST give 60 day notice to employes of suspected layoffs
Well – TODAY he told the labor department to “advise” companies not to do this!
Advise companies to break the law? Yes sir – our president AGAIN broke the law!
Why? does not want to raise unemployment numbers before the election! So when he wins again, wait till you see the numbers.
1st was the illegal aliens
now its the labor department
And he gets away with it!
Sadly he will be reelected